Saturday, September 28, 2013

And now for something completely different


When I was in Georgia I went out to LaGrange Georgia to view an exhibition call  Barbie Beach & Beyond, shown at the Cochran Gallery. A two person show that until October 3.
Donna Rosser and Anne Jarrell Berry who are showing a different type of work in the SlowExposures  exhibit a looser  free and fun series here.          

The Walking Dead cast who film in the area have taken to dropping off zombie Barbies.     
Barbie Beach is a civic blast so if you  driving on highway and 154 and 16 stop, take a look
I did and I laugh and laugh and I cried  John

DONNA ROSSER - All Summer Long
Barbie Beach and Beyond
Donna Rosser

Just east of the intersection of Georgia Highways 154 and 16, on the south side of 16, lies Barbie Beach of Turin.  This small landmark has made a big splash in the community. Home/property owners constructed the patch of sand as a protest to the power company digging up part of their yard. The scenes change with the season or current event. As a child I spent many hours playing with Barbie. My collection included a convertible, airplane, camper, horses, beach house and much more. Photographing Barbie Beach brought back many fond memories of those times I spent playing with my Barbies alone and with friends. Barbie is always fun and frivolous. Barbie Beach reminds each passing motorist that life is short, let's have some fun. What is not to like about the beach and of course Barbie fits in with the beach scene quite easily. Remember, once you get the sand from Barbie Beach in your shoes, you will have to come back. The beach is the beacon to us to slow down, relax, and to recharge our batteries. The sounds of the waves lull us into a sense of pure relaxation. At the beach we forget our day-to-day cares. Both the real beach and the created Barbie Beach help us smile and see that life does not need to be so serious all of the time. A little fun, humor, and perhaps something a bit risqué is  a nice way to take a break from our daily life whether it be the real beach of by the chance of a Barbie Beach driveby.

"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea."
e. e. cummings
Barbie Beach of Turin, GA - Fan Club  on Facebook

DONNA ROSSER -California Girls

DONNA ROSSER - Things We Did Last Summer


D ROSSER - Roadside

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